Until and unless people get angry enough to shut this machine down, I just can't see the point in writing about the same outrage day after day. They won't react and do anything until it gets much worse. So, I'll still stop by my favorite blogs, but I can't do this anymore. It's been fun. GMB
Amazon boss buys Washington Post for $250m. I mean, Amazon made a profit like once since it's inception, so WaPo will fit right in. That said, I don't buy from Amazon, the destroyer of small businesses with the monsters who own Walmart. One day, people will no longer buy the high revenue numbers and will demand an actual profit. And if one cannot be found, boom. But Bezos has a gazillion dollars, enough to blow $250 million personally on WaPo. This is not a just world.
In case you missed it, here's what happened to the Weiner campaign yesterday: the New York Daily News ran a cover story written by a former Weiner campaign intern named Olivia Nuzzi, who had less-than-flattering things to say about her former employer. Among them: that Weiner called her "Monica" (get it? Because she is an intern and Monica Lewinsky was also an intern and blow jobs and also it's 1998 and you're Jay Leno.) and that most people working for the campaign were doing it so they could become BFF's with Huma Abedin, who would then hire them to work for an as-yet-unannounced Hillary 2016 campaign. When TPM asked spoke to the campaign's communications director Barbara Morgan yesterday (on the heels of a move that was kinda sleazy and opportunistic on Nuzzi's part), they received an obscenity laden anti-Nuzzi rant so filthy it made Pulp Fiction sound like Reading Rainbow. Morgan called Nuzzi a "fucking slutbag," a "twat," and a "cunt" who would NEVER WORK IN THIS TOWN AGAIN. Morgan later released a statement claiming she thought the conversation was off the record and that she called that slutty twatcunt Nuzzi to apologize. Wonder how that conversation went.
The Pope Criminalizes Leaks. Because leaking about criminality at the Vatican Bank or, say, pedophile priests is worse than stealing money and molesting kids? Or maybe he had a chat with Pres. Obama? I mean, Obama has gone after more whistleblowers (not leakers) than all presidents before him. Change we can believe in, my ass.
The journalistic practices of the Washington Post and Walter Pincus -
Fifteen hours after acknowledging that an innuendo-filled article is factually false, the Post still has not corrected it. In short, Pincus wrote a bullshit laden screed and Glenn Greenwald went after him and the Washington Post, a once great newspaper/current collection of media whores, for printing said screed and failing to correct obvious errors that he pointed out to them, repeatedly. No surprise. What is fabulous is that Greenwald, because he is unrelenting, is performing a service as great as giving Snowden a forum. Namely, calling out the main stream media/village assholes as the whores that they are. And he is naming names, going after the offenders, and not giving up until he gets what he wants. Thank you, Glenn Greenewald. The media needs to be reminded of what their role should be. If we had had a functioning free press in the last 15 to 20 years, maybe we would have an actual liberal/progressive president in the White House who would be wondering how he or she should spend that peace dividend, instead of wondering whether Jamie Dimon will get him a good gig after he's done giving Wall Street and the military industrial complex everything they wanted.
Police investigate Rupert Murdoch over secretly recorded meeting. You see, Rupert went to chat with journalists who were worried about being arrested and stuff, and he said some things that the cops are unhappy with--and parliament...he's being recalled to testify, hahahahahaha--and, shockingly, at least one of the journalists taped the meeting. Given that Murdoch is looking a bit more vulnerable, and adding in the mounting legal fees and settlements, this turn of events could start making some real trouble for this filthy old piece of shit.
Bug found at Ecuador's embassy in London. The subhead reads: A hidden microphone is found in the ambassador's office, during routine security search, Ecuador foreign minister says. At one time the U.S. was envied and admired, now we are the world's monster. Thanks, Obama! I mean, Reagan, Poppy Bush, Clinton, Cheney, and W all played their part, but you took the ball and dunked it. Change you can believe in...that was a stroke of [mendacious] brillance.